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Technical Sergeant Michael Henrie

Technical Sergeant (TSgt) Michael D. Henrie, raised in McCammon, Idaho (now a legal resident of Alaska) serves as a percussionist and drum set artist in the United States Air Force (USAF) Heritage of America Band. Additionally, he serves as the band's Facility Manager.  After graduating high school in Michigan, he served a two-year service mission in California.  He then completed his Associate, Bachelor, and Master of Music degrees in Percussion Performance from Brigham Young University. Prior to joining the USAF he held the Associate Professor of Music - Director of Percussion positions at Utah Valley University and Snow College in Utah and Mercer University in Georgia. He continues to run a private teaching studio while sharing clinics and adjudicating across the country.
In addition to recording with and leading his own jazz quartet, TSgt Henrie has shared the stage with Earth Wind and Fire, Toby Keith, Dirks Bentley, Lee Greenwood, Restless Heart, Maureen McGovern, Sandi Patty, Grace Potter, Ben E. King, Christopher Lloyd, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Macon GA Symphony, the Anchorage AK Symphony, and the Anchorage Concert Chorus and has participated in various recording projects, to include the "Xena: Warrior Princess" Television series and an appearance on the Conan O'Brien Show. He has performed for Presidents George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack H. Obama, and Donald J. Trump.  He has recorded 3 CDs with the USAF, to include an original composition released in 2020.

In 2009, upon returning from his second of three deployments, TSgt Henrie founded and served two years as the Program Director for Project Healing Waters Alaska - a nonprofit group whose mission is to help wounded soldiers and veterans heal emotionally and physically through fly fishing. He served nearly 2 decades as a Scout Master and Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America.  TSgt Henrie continues to enjoy spending time outdoors with his family at his cabins in Western NC, fishing and hunting at his property in Alaska, and filming productions with his aerial photography company.

2008 Airman Leadership School
2016 Noncommissioned Officer Academy
1. Jul 2003 - Sep 2007, Band of the Air Force Reserve, Robins AFB, GA
2. Oct 2007 - Jul 2013, USAF Band of the Pacific, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK
3. Aug 2013 - present, USAF Heritage of America Band, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters                                                                                                 
Air Force Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with four oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border
Air Force Longevity Service with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with oak leaf cluster
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze service star
Air Force Training Ribbon
2004 Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command Airman of the Quarter, 4th Quarter
2007 Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command Airman of the Quarter, 2nd Quarter
2008 Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School
2008 Academic Achievement, Airman Leadership School
2010 USAF Band of the Pacific Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter, 1st Quarter
2010 Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Two Silver Pins
2010 Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
2016 Distinguished Graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Academy
2018 USAF Heritage of America Band Team of the Quarter, 4th Quarter
2019 USAF Heritage of America Band Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter, 3rd Quarter
Airman 1st Class 06 May 2003
Senior Airman 06 Sep 2005
Staff Sergeant 01 Mar 2008
Technical Sergeant 01 Sep 2015
(Current as of March 2022)